Late arrivals

LSE expects you to arrival in time for you to attend your Welcome Presentation, registration session, and departmental orientation events. However, we recognise that this may not always be possible.

If you expect to arrive late, in the first instance, please ask your department for written approval.

If your department agree to you arriving late you will need to:

Read and work your way through the actions contained within the Welcome Guide 2017.

Pay particular reference to the checklists: there is a specific checklist for students who arrive late on page 43.



Register as a student at LSE

Late registration, if still permitted by your academic department, will take place in the Student Services Centre during our usual opening hours (Monday - Friday, 11am - 4pm). Please just join the main enquiries queue and a member of counter staff will assist you.

Read the information on page 8 of the Welcome Guide and the new student registration webpages to find out what documents you'll need to bring with you in order to register. Please bear in mind that you MUST register before attending ANY formal teaching.

Activate your LSE IT account

Your IT account is needed to access your mailbox, campus computers, electronic resources such as Moodle, and the university’s WIFI.

For security reasons you are only able to activate your ITaccount once, so please read the instructions carefully!

Instructions to activating your IT account can be found on page 38 of the Welcome Guide 2017.

Choose your courses

Find out more about the undergraduate and taught postgraduate course choice process online and on page 41 of the Welcome Guide 2017.

Watch a recording of your School Welcome Presentation

Check the Welcome Presentation schedule on pages 9-18 of the Welcome Guide 2017 to find out which presentation your programme was scheduled to attend and watch a recording of the presentation using the links below:

UPDATE: We're currently investigating an issue with the sound on these recordings. In the meantime, you can still watch the videos without sound to read the information on the slideshow. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Meet with staff from your department to catch up on your departmental / programme orientation

Contact your programme administrator or manager, in the first instance, to find out what local information you have missed during Welcome. Ask them to confirm the name and contact details for your academic adviser and arrange to meet with them at a mutually convenient time.

Take a self-guided campus tour

Get to know the campus by taking a self guided campus tour - the same route that the Campus Tour Guides followed during Welcome.

Also visit the official LSE Facebook page to see the recording of the camus tour that was streamed live during Welcome.

Join some of LSESU's Clubs and Societies

LSE has over 200 student led Clubs and Societies which means that there is something for everyone. Membership fees start from as little as £1.50 for the year. You can become a member by either going online to the LSE Students’ Union website or popping into the “Activities Resource Centre" (ARC), 1st Floor of the Saw Swee Hock building.

International students: contact the International Student Visa Advice Team with any questions about your visa.

Read the welcome information on the International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) webpage. This page gives information on registering with the Police, and how to get UK visa advice. Our ISVAT staff are the only team at LSE qualified to give visa advice. 

ISVAT are contactable via their online web query form or in person at the Student Services Centre, daily between 1:30 - 2:30pm